WIT Press


An Investigation Into HSE Educational Programs In The USA

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SAFE150231

Volume

151

Pages

7

Page Range

267 - 273

Published

2015

Size

447 kb

Author(s)

M. Albuti, G. Reniers

Abstract

As the demand for safety professionals in industry is ever more increasing, companies are becoming keener on having candidates that have precise knowledge in HSE management and its elements. The knowledge, much desired by companies, is neither technical nor managerial but a balance of both. A handful of universities in the United States have created ‘Safety’ programs that acquire program graduates the knowledge needed for industry. The ‘Safety’ educational programs are somewhat new compared to most programs offered in universities. The educational programs investigated in this study are accredited by national and international educational boards. Those educational boards require those programs to be continually improved to ensure students are attaining the objectives and goals set for the programs. Our investigation shows in what way the ‘HSE’ needs of industry are met in the ‘Safety’ educational programs that are offered in the United States. The reporting prevails gaps that were found, similarities and differences in programs, interpretation of the findings, and finally recommendations.

Keywords

safety education, HSE education, HSE management, safety management, PDCA, hazard identification, operational control, risk assessment, training for safety and health, crisis management and disaster preparedness